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Sunrise Fansipan Trekking Cat Cat Trail


The conquer of Fansipan peak will takes from you much effort, good health, endurance and plenty of high spirit. This is the big challenge for the people who really want the adventure. The landscape is magnificent, you will go though the forests, pass terraced rice paddies and villages of the H’mong, one of Vietnam’s many ethnic minorities …The route is rather difficult to trek , however you will be fully supported every step on the way by our guides and porters who are good at the local area and have good knowledge of the different hill-tribe cultures.

  • Code: STSP05
  • Type: Private Tour
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Style: Off-the-beaten-track, Hiking, Nature
  • Difficulty: 4/5 (Looking for less challenge? Take our Sin Chai Trail or Tram Ton Trail)
  • Route: Sapa – Fansipan Trekking – Sapa

Detailed Itinerary

Click on each day to see the details!

DAY 1: SAPA – CAT CAT – 2300M (-/L/D)
If you already in Sapa, our driver & tour guide will pick you up at your hotel between 8:30 to 9:00. If you take a sleeper bus or overnight train from Hanoi the day before, please come to our meeting point at 09 Thac Bac Road, Sapa. 

You will begin your Fansipan trekking at the altitude of 1,400m, crossing a hanging bridge and start the ascent. Marvel at the scenery of the hill sides with an overview of the picturesque Muong Hoa valley and beautiful Sapa town. You’ll also go through thick forests! Concentration and extra care is required to conquer this rough trail. At noon, you will enjoy lunch by the stream of an old forest at around 1,900m altitude.

After lunch, you’ll thread the forest trail that takes you up and down some peaks to the 1st camp base at 2,300m. Discover the diverse flora and fauna in which many have been put in the list of Vietnam’s valuable and rare species. By late afternoon, you will have arrived at the campsite. Relax and enjoy your well deserved dinner before ending the day with a tight sleep.


DAY 2: 2300M – 2900M – 2700M (B/L/D)
Today we set out for a full day trek to the second base camp. As we continue on we will pass through primary forest containing giant, century old pine trees and expanses of bamboo. Our trek will take us to an altitude of 2,900m from this elevation we have a spectacular view across to the peak of Mt. Fansipan. After lunch we start climb down to an elevation of 2,700m. Our decent will be over large boulders, down a fairly steep slope. Our camp is on the mountain slope facing west, near a mountain stream. Dinner and overnight at the base camp.



Today is the summit day, we climb to the roof of Indochina: the peak of Mt. Fansipan. The final climb will takes around three hours though dense bamboo forest . Once at the summit we will spend sometime soaking up the best panorama in Vietnam. After that, you start descending the mountains. You will follow trail and steps built of stone by Hoang Lien National Park. You stop for lunch before heading out the mountains. You arrive in Tram Ton in the early afternoon. Here you get on the car on the journey back to Sapa after the big loop in the mountains.


Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.
Fansipan Camp 2,300Shared Rest Hut1
Fansipan Camp 2,700MShared Rest Hut1


Group Size2 - 4 pax5 - 7 pax8 - 10 pax
Price per Person180$ 170$160$

*Note: A minimum of 2 pax is required for a tour to depart. 

*Rate: This rate is quoted in USD per person, valid from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020


For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
    • Hotel pick-up & drop-off service in Sapa Town.
    • Transfer service to/from Sapa – Cat Cat.
    • Meals: 2 breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.
    • Mineral water (2 bottles per person per day)
    • Shared accommodation at 2,300m and 2,700m.
    • Sleeping bags.
    • Local English-speaking tour guide/porter.
    • Travel permits.
    • Travel insurance.
    • No extra charge after confirmation.
    • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed.


    • Transportation to/from Hanoi – Sapa (Bus: 11$/pax/way, Train: 30$/pax/way)
    • Tips.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Beverage.
    • Other services not mention above.

Transportation Hanoi - Sapa

TypeOvernight TrainSleeper Bus
Price per Person per Way30$11$

*Note: Free transfer to/from Sapa -Lao Cai if you book the overnight train

*Rate: This rate is quoted in USD per person, valid from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Know Before You Go

    • Please inform of dietary requirements such as allergies or vegetarian food requests.
    • If you feel tired, you can ask your tour guide to buy a cable car ticket for the descent (additional $30 US per person)
    • We partner with locals from the Black H’mong community to guide you for this Fansipan Trekking Tour. This doesn’t just reduce the cost of the tour, but more importantly, it helps their local community. Although they can speak little English to communicate with you, please don’t expect them to be as fluent as a professional and licensed tour guide. However, should you wish a fluent professional guide for your trip, just let us know during booking. You may hire one at $70 US per day.


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What to pack for your Fansipan Trekking?

Your packing list will vary depending on the season. Obviously, December and January will require warm clothes. The ideal season to hike is from April to May and will require fewer clothes. Nonetheless, here is a list of things to bring on your hike:

– Good hiking/trekking shoes with excellent traction and support
– Good hiking socks
– Pair of lightweight sandals you can wear with socks at night
– Hat, gloves, maybe scarf if needed at night
– Warm fleece or sweater for night and if you get cold during hike
– Rain jacket (is a must) and you might think about a cover for your pack
– You should be wearing lightweight and moisture-wicking clothes
– Medicines: think about your stomach, maybe bring along a pain reliever
– Toiletries, maybe even a little towel
– Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
– Extra energy snacks
– Zip-lock plastic baggies for phones and electronic personal items to be safe
– Earplugs if you are a light sleeper

Can I leave my luggage at your office during the hike?

Yes, of course! Your belongings will be kept safe at our office.

Can I take a shower before and after the hike?

Yes, you can. There will be a hot shower at our place.

Every booking with us will add 1$ US to our humanitarian project to help increase development capacity for ethnic groups in northern Vietnam. At the meantime, we are focusing on helping children in remote mountainous villages in Vietnam, major destinations of our tours.

As travelers, you can join us too. Donations of unwanted clothes, books and toys are welcome and warmly appreciated. You can also take part in our regular mission trips to these hill tribal communities.


These reviews are objective opinions of our customers and we only publish those agreed by the customers. Please note that not all ready-made tours on our site are reviewed, as 95% of our customers requested a tailor made tour. For more information, please read our Testimonials Page.

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Alexander Koenig

Couple Traveller

Perfectly organized and well executed. Awesome food on the way. They cooked 3x per days for us. The guide and porter were super friendly and helpful. The guys know what they are doing! Cat cat trail is not easy but great views!

October 1, 2019